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School Libraries The heart of a reading culture Hurupaki School - YouTube

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This is such a powerful 5 minute video on the impact of the school library on students' reading ability and their motivation and interest in reading. It also demonstrates the power of having a school principal with a teacher librarianship background. The claims made by these school community members is backed up by school-based data and the improvement in students' behaviour as readers and literary learners.

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School Library Monthly - Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders”

School Library Monthly - Research that Resonates: Influencing Stakeholders” | Student Learning through School Libraries | Scoop.it
The library profession has strong evidence that students in schools with good school libraries learn more, achieve academic standards, and score higher on standardized tests than students in schools without school libraries and librarians. School librarians must seize the charge to use this body of research and master "messaging" strategies to create library advocates among school and community stakeholders and, hopefully, one or two school library champions.
lyn_hay's insight:

A practical article by Deb Kachel providing teacher librarians with strategies to develop their capacity to present a carefully crafted argument on the importance of school libraries based on research findings of school library impact studies. I love her closing statement: "School librarians must learn, embrace, and share these research findings." Absolutely!

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, March 12, 2014 9:43 AM
For a teacher: "Co-teaching reduces your workload and provides students with more individualized instruction."For an administrator: "Studies have shown that school libraries can improve student test scores."For a parent: "The library program can help your teen become career and college ready."For a school board member: "It is difficult to help students achieve the reading targets without the kind of books that students want to read. The school library supports students' reading interests."For the curriculum coordinator: "When school librarians and teachers work together, they teach information skills, content, and Common Core standards all in one lesson or unit. Students learn more in a shortened amount of time and benefit from the expertise of two educators."To the Learning Support Coordinator: "The research shows that the reading and writing scores improve for struggling students—ELL, deficient readers, the disabled—when they use school libraries and are taught by a school librarian."
Miriam Rone's curator insight, April 11, 2014 9:25 AM

Library Advocacy

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | Student Learning through School Libraries | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."

lyn_hay's insight:

Eric Sheninger is one of those school principals you'd just love to clone. What I like about this article is that it is the school principal  (not the teacher librarian) who is publishing evidence of his school library's impact on student learning.  

 

And his conclusion says it all!! "The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning. In my opinion, a space like this should be a priority for all schools in the twenty-first century; and you do not have to break the bank to create one."

 

This vision of a makerspace as place and program fits well with my iCentre concept for schools - see http://studentslearn.wordpress.com/about/about-icentres/ for details.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 7, 2014 4:39 AM

"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 2014 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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New Trier library wish list includes quiet spaces for students

New Trier library wish list includes quiet spaces for students | Student Learning through School Libraries | Scoop.it
Comfy chairs to curl up with a book or tablet, silent study spaces and a place to munch on a quick snack are high on a student-generated wish list being considered by officials at New Trier Township High School 203 as they plan for the future of the district's two libraries.
lyn_hay's insight:

This is an example of the use of school library survey data to seek funding support for school library facility improvements. The results of this New Trier Township High School student survey highlighted the value students placed on the school library as place for research, study and recreation. Also note the district board member's observation about the collaboration between the school library staff and teachers and students.

Lyn's tip: when designing an evidence-based practice program, always consider the inclusion of 'student voice' as part of your evidence base. Student surveys, interviews and focus groups are strategies for collecting this data.

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